Acton Boxborogh was blessed in the summer of 1969. That was the year the Gibbons family moved to town. One year later, Patty Gibbons stamped her insignia on the AB Girls athletic program. As a basketball point guard, she had no peer in the Dual Count League. Pattie did it all. Handle the ball, run, score, play D. On the softball diamond, Pattie mirrored Pete Rose, with a combination of hustle, desire and talent. Pattie was a four year varsity starter in both basketball and softball serving as Captain of both sports her senior year. The Honor Role Student led her basketball teams her sophomore and junior seasons to victory in the Billerica Invitational Tournament, copping the M.V.P. Award her junior year. She made the All-Tourney Team her sophomore and junior years.
The Billerica Tournament was the precursor to the Girls State Tournament whose inaugural season was 1974. Yes, Pattie did lead her team to the State Quarter-finals in the initial year of the tournament. At that juncture, Pattie held the State Record for Most-Points Scored in that Tournament. Pattie played college basketball at Plymouth State College in New Hampshire where she was a four year varsity starter. With her leadership recognized at an even higher level, she was named Co-Captain her Junior and Senior years. Pattie was named Un-Sung Hero her Senior year. Pattie currently resides in New Hampshire and is the Postmaster in Greenfield, New Hampshire.